MS Volendam: 18-Night Hawaii Cruise from San Diego (and back) for €1,549 pp in Late 2023, incl. Tips

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Roughly one year from now, the MS Volendam will depart from San Diego and bring its passengers to various ports in Hawaii, including 2 days in Honolulu, before bringing them back to San Diego after 18 nights. Currently, that cruise merely costs €1,549 per person, and if you book by tomorrow (December 1), you’ll even get the tips included in that very low price.

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Furthermore, all meals are included, as well as lemonade and iced tea on deck in the afternoon.


According to the website, this offer is sadly only available for residents of the European Union or Switzerland.

The Route

Remember, this cruise takes place next year (2023). This is the itinerary:

  • November 22: San Diego (departs at 15:00)
  • November 23-27: At sea
  • November 28: Nawiliwili on Kauai, Hawaii (10 hours)
  • November 29-30: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • December 1: Lahaina, Maui (14 hours)
  • December 2: Kona, Hawaii (10 hours)
  • December 3: Hilo, Hawaii (10 hours)
  • December 4-8: At sea
  • December 9: Ensenada, Mexico (8 hours)
  • December 10: San Diego (arrives at 7:00)

The Ship

The Volendam was launched in 1999 and is an old-school ship with traditional dress-up nights. As usual at the Holland America Line, service is phenomenal. You also have three included dining options: Dive-In (fast food), Lido Market (casual), and the Rotterdam Dining Room (American).

The 716 cabins have been updated since the ship’s launch, especially the bathrooms. While they are very small, they are comfortable and offer amenities such as a safe, a hair dryer, a makeup mirror, drinking glasses and a fruit basket. The cabins also offer a large closet and cabinet. On the flat-screen TV, you’ll receive many TV channels, such as BBC, Fox, or MSNBC. However, there aren’t many power plugs in the cabins. The service includes a turn-down service.

Overall, the MS Volendam’s crew offers incredible service and the midsized ship’s variety of activities and amenities make up for its age.

Getting to San Diego

It’s still a bit early to book your flights to San Diego, as there’s still a year until this cruise departs. Generally, throughout the year, we often see deals to San Diego for €335 – €350, such as currently this one:

So basically, subscribe to our newsletter, keep your eyes open, and you’ll find a good deal.

Cover Picture: © Holland America

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